Hodad's Ocean Beach San Diego
December 19, 2014

I May Have Found World's Best Bacon Cheeseburger at Hodad's Ocean Beach San Diego

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
Since 1969, when Byron and Virginia Hardin opened their first location in Ocean Beach, Hodad's has been a legendary burger joint in San Diego. With an atmosphere that borders on kitschy tourist trap but somehow manages to stay authentic, this is a must-visit location for anyone visiting the city. However, what makes it even more awesome is that it is more than just a "cool place" to grab a bite,…
TripTogether
December 18, 2014

Introducing TripTogether, Never Worry about Traveling Alone Again

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
I've got a problem - and my guess is that some of you guys do too sometimes. I'm jonesing for a kick ass guys trip somewhere abroad but unfortunately my guy friends are all busy or broke, so what to do? Normally the answer is that the trip is canceled or we just go back and forth to find something that works for everyone. Now though, with TripTogether.com I have a third option - do a guys’ trip…
7up Cocktails
December 16, 2014

Making Spirits Bright with 7UP Cocktails for the Holidays

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. All opinions are 100% mine. 7UP is a great mixer that should be on your holiday shopping list right there next to lights and mistletoe and so I was excited when I was invited to join this campaign to share with you some of my favorite cocktail recipes using it.
How to Pack Your Bag Like a Pro
December 14, 2014

How to Pack Like a Pro For Your Next Mancation Vacation

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TownePlace Suites by Marriott®. All opinions are 100% mine. I'll admit it, I am not always the most organized traveler. That goes doubly so when packing for a mancation vacation with my friends. Typically, I just throw some things together into my backpack or carry-on and that's it. Unfortunately, this typically results in clothes that are…
El Agave Tequila Tasting and Dinner in San Diego's Old Town
December 13, 2014

El Agave Tequila Tasting and Dinner in San Diego's Old Town

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
San Diego has tons of craft beer bars and great wine is in no shortage either but the craft spirits industry is also growing rapidly here as well. One of the shining stars there is El Agave Artesanal tequila and so I was thrilled that the folks at El Agave Restaurant invited us back to try some additional menu items as well as a tequila tasting led by one of their experts.
Dolphin Cove Adventure in Ocho Rios Jamaica
December 12, 2014

Swimming with the Dolphins at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios Jamaica

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
When most people visit Ocho Rios they probably think of Dunns River Falls but on a recent trip we had the opportunity to check out another attraction - Dolphin Cove where I had the opportunity to not just see the dolphins perform but got up close and personal with one of them (even got a kiss!).
Mike's Hard Lemonade Tw'elf Re-Gift-O-Rama
December 12, 2014

Taking the Perfect Twelfie for the Mike's Hard Lemonade Tw'elf Re-Gift-O-Rama

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
It's that time of year again, a great time to gather with friends and avoid the cold by sharing stories and alcoholic beverages. That means it is the perfect time to enjoy some Mike's Hard Lemonade. Along with drinking and having fun with friends there will be the inevitable selfie taking but this year you can actually win some great prizes when you share those great pictures online as part of…
Toast Enoteca
December 10, 2014

Three Cheers at Toast Enoteca San Diego Wine Bar

in Mancation Blog by James Hills
Wine vending machines, delicious pizza, and good friends to share it with - what more do you need in life? That's exactly what I found at San Diego's Toast Enoteca & Cucina when I visited there a couple weeks ago and we had a fantastic dinner that would be equally good as a "date night" or as a place to hang out with the guys after a Padres game.